Deterministic Annealing Variant of the EM Algorithm


We present a deterministic annealing variant of the EM algorithm for maximum likelihood parameter estimation problems. In our approach, the EM process is reformulated as the problem of minimizing the thermodynamic free energy by using the principle of maximum entropy and statistical mechanics analogy. Unlike simulated annealing approaches, this minimization… (More)


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@inproceedings{Ueda1994DeterministicAV, title={Deterministic Annealing Variant of the EM Algorithm}, author={Naonori Ueda and Ryohei Thomas Nakano}, booktitle={NIPS}, year={1994} }